After a short summer break, welcome back to this edition of the SFA e-zine.
Make sure to keep an eye out on our social media channels and website for the launch of the 2021 SFA National Small Business Awards, coming soon!
Today, I am delighted to announce the launch of our Sentiment Survey for members to share their feedback on key trends in the small business sector. I ask all members to take part.
We invite you to register for the SFA Employment Law Seminar, taking place on 16 September 2020. This online half-day event will look at family leave in small firms, investigations and disciplinarians, workplace health and safety as well as a guest speaker on mental health stigma in the workplace.
In this edition we remind members that they have until 5th October to examine their practices regarding the use of website Cookies and other tracking technologies, taking account of the new guidance issued by the Irish Data Protection Commission.
Take a look at our guide showing you how to take a proactive approach to manage employee wellbeing to see improved productivity, higher staff retention and a reduction in absenteeism and presenteeism.
Take a look at the recently published IE Domain Registry Tipping Point survey which assessed the attitudes and responses to the Covid-19 crisis of 1,000 Irish consumers and 500 retail and customer-facing professional services SMEs. Finally, we also provide recent press coverage.
As always, we’d love to hear from you about any queries you may have, issues you wish to have raised with Government or other stakeholders and your ideas on how we can improve the business environment for us all. Please contact me on tel: 01 605 1602 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet: @SFA_Irl or visit our website.
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Directors: Pat McCann, Alastair Blair, Larry Murrin, Eugene McCague, Gerry Collins, Edel Creely, Paraic Curtis, Frank Gleeson, Cathriona Hallahan, Anne Heraty, Oliver Loomes, Brian MacCraith, Danny McCoy, Francesca McDonagh, Liam O'Donoghue, Anne O'Leary, Dalton Philips, Tony Smurfit, Siobhan Talbot, Kevin Toland